tv Tucker Carlson Tonight FOX News October 11, 2019 9:00pm-10:00pm PDT
♪ >> tucker: this is a fox news alert. any moment now, the president will be addressing supporters in lake charles, louisiana. just before arriving, the president announced the departure of his acting dhs secretary. he should have plenty to say tonight too about ukraine, his 2020 rivals, and who know what else. with a remarkable rally last night, we expect another one tonight. we'll go the president as soon as he begins to speak. but in the meantime, good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." an update on a story we have been following for the last few days. so by day, steve kerr is the coach of the golden state warriors basketball team in the state of california. but in his spare time, kerr moonlights as a political pundit he's always happy to share his hot take on american politics. he is like a one man twitter. the president is a racist, he
will say and you have too many guns. when steve kerr talks like that, the people around him applaud. they think he is brave for saying things that not a single person in their world disagrees with. it's the kind of bravery that echoes consensus and bows before power which is to say it's not bravery at all. it's cowardice. just the other day, someone asked steve kerr what he thinks of the government of china. the government has constructed the largest police state in the history of the human race. maybe because the nba does a great deal of business in china, kerr seemed flummoxed by the question. fascism or democracy. it's a tough choice, he said. i don't want to weigh in. but as steve kerr discovered last night, sometimes you don't have a choice. he was asked again about china and this time he answered the question. sure, he said, china has problems, but so does the united states. china is a racist ethno state that sends religious minorities to concentration camps and executes political prisons to sell their organs. but in america, they sell guns
at wal-mart. so really there's a moral equivalence. >> it has not come up in terms of people asking me about it, people discussing it. no. nor has our record of human rights abuses come up either. people in china didn't ask me about people owning ar-15s and mowing each other down in a mall. i wasn't asked that question. the world is a complex place. there is more gray than black-and-white. >> tucker: uh-huh. some things are not that gray, though, like putting muslims in concentration camps by the hundreds of thousands. steve kerr and the nba were made for each other, tailor-made. the nba epitomizes modern woke capital ruthlessness under the guise of compassion. so of course they employ kerr who epitomizes the modern, mindless, elite left.
kerr is happy to trash his own country whenever he gets the chance. he gets to feel good doing it and gives up not one thing in return. he receives only accolades. but when real evil stares him in the face, he has nothing to say. what's the difference? the difference is real evil is powerful. there are costs to opposing it. you can get hurt. there are also rewards for accepting it. both kerr and the nba have made their choice very clear. earlier this week, nba commissioner adam silver claimed the nba is ready to stand by free speech no matter what the consequences from china. he lapped up the subsequent praise from the press corps, which is no surprise. our media loves to cover for china too. but it was all a lie. several nba teams are currently on an exhibition tour in china right now. so that presents a rare opportunity. unlike ordinary people, superstar nba players can say whatever they want. they can speak their minds about china's regime and get attention and avoid consequences. are you going to put some nba player in jail?
no. they had a golden opportunity to speak real truth to real power. but the nba stopped them. today the nba announced that none of the players on the tour in china will be able to speak to the media for the rest of the trip. wouldn't want any of them using their free speech the wrong way and criticizing their chinese masters. they're all like this, by the way. the coach of the san antonio spurs, gregg popovish, he's aggressively political. he calls the president a soulless coward who brings out the dark side in human being. okay, whatever. in 2016 he bragged that as an american he could speak his mind on anything. yeah, that's absolutely right. but what is he using that free speech for? he is not using it at all. when asked about the nba in china, which is the critical issue as of today, popovich had nothing to say. instead, he blasted trump for his handling of the jamal khashoggi assassination last year. that's a non sequitur. i mean, whatever. but what does that have to do
with china? nothing. why did he answer that? well, because saudi arabia has a smaller basketball market than china does, so there's no risk. and by the way, where is dallas mavericks owner mark cuban? he's never been afraid to speak his mind. he has got an interesting mind and a lot to say. he has come on this show at least once, maybe twice to tell us what he thinks, but so far he has had nothing at all to say about china and its control over the nba. so what does all of this prove? it proves what you've known for a long time. the ruling class is totally phony. they are weak and they're pathetic. that's obvious now. they talk a big game about human rights. we care about people! happy to lecture you about democracy and about their own moral vitality. they are way more impressive than you are. but it was all a sham. they didn't mean a word of it. the single biggest threat to your freedoms right now as americans is not russia or saudi arabia or iran or donald trump. no, the single greatest threat
to your freedom right now, as you well know, we all know, is china. china is the threat. and anyone who pretends otherwise isn't simply clueless, they are an accomplice. jason whitlock is actually willing to speak his mind. so naturally he hosts fs1's "speak for yourself." he joins us tonight. thanks for coming on. the nba had a stumble at the beginning of the story. you thought maybe they would recover and do the only thing which is take the side of america. but they still haven't. why? >> tucker, i really want to put you and your audience on the cutting edge of this discussion. stick with me. i'm going to try to explain it. it's very simple. nike is in control of basketball. the nba, college basketball, high school. nike is the real person driving this conversation and this thing with china.
if you go back to -- i will connect it to politics -- in may of 2015, president barack obama went to nike's headquarters in portland, oregon, and announced his defense of the tpp, trans-pacific partnership. the trade deal was going to be very favorable for nike, for china. who is the president that came after obama and walked america away from the tpp? donald trump. who is the shoe company that employs lebron james, colin kaepernick, and these other athletes that smeared donald trump as racist? who are the people constantly criticizing donald trump? nba. steve kerr. gregg popovich. the nba answers to nike. nike is a $40 billion business.
the nba is an $8 billion business. president obama, the basketball president, friendly relationship with the nba. went to nike's headquarters to announce his defense of the tpp. this thing is very simple. this is about money. this is about a president that won't cooperate with what nike wants done. nike is using the nba and its leverage over the nba to go after this guy because they disagree with him about his policies as it relates to trade in china. >> tucker: that's a fascinating story. and i guess it makes you wonder, if nike is calling the shots -- so, the nba is not an independent organization? they are truly beholden? >> the nba answers to nike. the nba answers to nike. basketball exists to sell shoes.
nike has 93% of the basketball market in america. it owns american basketball. nike is the real bully in the ring here. they are influencing american culture. they are addicted to this market in china. they have the relationships. they've got 1.4 billion people over there that nike needs to sell shoes to. nike's use of inexpensive asian labor has been documented for years. >> tucker: why does nobody say this? i believe what you're saying because there's nobody -- i'm being honest. >> you can look it up. these are facts. >> tucker: why are you one of the only people making this point? there are lots of people covering sports up there. why does nobody say this? >> because most people are
looking at the low-hanging frui fruit. most people are trying to please their twitter feed more than being journalists. american journalists are so addicted to twitted and be retweeted and liked and going viral. smearing trump and getting in a feud with trump with the easiest way. look, nike does a hell of a job of managing its relationships with the american sports media. they do a hell of a job. they are very nice to the american sports media. look, espn, they have a relationship with the nba. they need it to be successful. there is no real incentive to go look for the facts. and the facts are so obvious. i am begging you. people watching at home. your producers, punch it into google. it's all there. obama, may 2015, at nike's headquarters. why do you choose nike's headquarters to announce your
defense of the tpp? go look it up. where president trump has been. he's the guy against it. it all makes sense. it's all obvious. >> tucker: nike controls the nba and speaks for the government of china. an amazing story. i hope our viewers will check it out. jason whitlock, thank you for that. >> thank you, tucker. >> tucker: daniel davidson is the political editor at the federalist. he joins us tonight. this is a story i expected to have gone away by now. it makes the nba look -- it's indefensible and infuriating people but they are doubling down. >> oh, yeah, it's terrible. these comments by steve kerr were not only just offensive on their face but they were stupid. it's stupid to compare u.s. gun ownership with the human rights abuses of the chinese communist
party. give me a break. steve kerr should know better. his grandfather helped the armenians during the genocide in 1915, grew up in beirut, and whose father was assassinated. he should have something to say about authoritarian regimes and tyranny. his brother is a chinese scholar. he doesn't have any excuse. he knows what's going on in china. everyone in the nba knows what's going on in china and now everybody in america who follows the nba knows what's going on in china. it's not just the nba. all of these major companies and all of these different industries are doing the same thing that the nba is doing. now there is a bright light being shined on it. >> tucker: what does it say if we're produce leaders people like steve kerr. making a lot of money. high-profile gig, considered moral leaders and they can't say i choose my country over the
fascist government of china? >> yes, i think progressive elites like to hate america and like to loathe america and part of the reason is because they want the rest of us to understand that we need them to lead us. we need them to explain to us that the world is a complex place. it's not all black-and-white. we need their wisdom. because we are simple americans who can't understand how bad our country is. we are not enlightened like the progressive elite who have the power and the money. i think that's part of it. >> tucker: the world is a complex place. what stopped complex is the question steve kerr was asked, would you think about the ban on china's free speech and democracy. the answer is really simple. it's appalling. i choose america over china.
they can't say that. so is the conflict in the united states and china becomes more overt and the stakes become higher, that's all inevitable, what kind of position are we in when our elites won't stand up for our side? speak with the nba won't say it. apple won't say it. delta air lines won't say it. all of these companies won't do anything to jeopardize access to chinese markets. you have major u.s. -- >> tucker: why are conservatives arguing they should have lower tax rates? i'm sorry. it infuriates me so much i can't control myself. why are we arguing for lower corporate tax rates or any policy that helps a company that would betray the united states? why are we abetting this garbage which we are? >> you bring up a good point. those are things we need to rethink. we need to rethink the connection between our national security strategy and our economic activity and maybe tie the two together more. china certainly does. >> tucker: you think? atlanta hartfield airport is a
big hub for delta. if delta can't choose the united states over china, if what you say is correct, take a close look at the taxpayer subsidies. why are we paying for this garbage for our own destruction? >> this is a conversation that needs to happen. we have to have steve kerr saying idiotic things on national television, so be it. >> tucker: that's it. i'm glad he did. thank you. up next, a special edition of the dan bongino news explosion. too many stories to keep track of. which will the president address tonight? dan will pick. we'll be right back.
>> ♪ >> tucker: it's friday. those distant explosions you hear are the dan bongino news explosions. president trump will speak any moment in lake charles, louisiana. our favorite new york city cop is here with his picks for this week's top stories. will the president address these tonight? 'swe will find out. dan bongino joins us now. hi, dan. >> tucker, always good to see you. interesting to go right before the president. would need to be fascinating if he talked about these three stories? always tough on friday getting the top 3. story number 3, tucker, this liberal tolerance in air quotes is getting dangerous. as we saw last night w
in sadly in minneapolis, minnesota. walked outside and a bunch of peaceful trump supporters were assaulted leaving the rally. i love props. i was looking around for my daughter's play captain america shield. i could not find it. shame on me. i was going to recommend you bring a captain american shield to deflect the liberal's rocks and stones. sad state of affairs, terrible. next time i will be better prepared. story number 2, i would like to start a new segment. fraud of the week or of the month. this was easy. elizabeth warren who, tucker, amazingly can't get her own auto-biography right. you know the auto part, who knows the tucker carlson story better than tucker carlson or vice versa with dan bongino dan bongino? elizabeth warren can't seem to get her own story right. she makes this allegation in
this repeated campaign stump speech that she was let go of a job because she was pregnant. well, elizabeth warren herself, as we can see in this video here she is refuting elizabeth warren's own story. check this out. >> i was visibly pregnant. the principal did what principals did in those days, and hired someone else for the job. wished me luck and hired someone else for the job. wished me luck and hired someone else for the job. wished me luck and hired someone else for the job. >> well, that's not exactly what elizabeth warren said in 2007ab when she was interviewing at california berkeley and said she left the job. s made some life decision. here's your trophy for fraud of the week. it was the same trophy for best actor last week for adam schiff. liz or adam schiff, whoever beats you to the house first. you can claim the trophy.
i don't have many trophies in the house. >> tucker: her news story is apcontradicted by her previous accounts. has she squared the two? >> no, she is doubling down. saying i have told the story a few times. evense worse, the media is runng toward the fence. the "washington post" and others are running stories, listen, pregnant women were fired in the '70s for being, pregnant. >> tucker: "washington post" is a disgrace. >> no doubt that happened, but that didn't happen to elizabeth warren. just like there were actual american indians but elizabeth warren is not one of them. that's the problem. we are not alleging this didn't happen, it just doesn't happen to elizabeth warren. >> tucker: she should declare that coverage as a contribution to her campaign. >> all the democrats. it's ridiculous. story number 1. [laughing]
[whistling] i am blowing the whistle. illegal motion in the nfl. another whistleblower? how many whistleblowers will we have about a story about a transcript -- i got it. here it is. we can all read. i printed page 1. i could be the whistleblower. hey, there is a new whistleblower about the trump call with the ukraine president zelensky about the quid pro quo that didn't happen. now there is a second, 3rd, and maybe another whistleblower. we don't need whistleblowers. read the thing yourself. the whistle has been blown. i am blowing the whistle. i am the whistleblower. >> tucker: [laughing] it's like[l the protestant reformation. something we can all assess for ourselves. dan bongino, my head has exploded just as you promised. great to see you. happy weekend. >> you too. >> tucker: the president will speak soon in louisiana.
one thing he may want to talk about is what happened last night on cnn. at a town hall on gay and transgender issues. you would have to see it to believe it. nothing -- beto o'rourke set thf tone. he promised to use the full power of the state to crush orthodox synagogues and churches and mosques whose beliefs he opposes. >> do you think religious institutions like churches andio charities should they lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage? >> yes. [cheers and applause] there can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for any institution that denies the full human rights and civil rights of every one of us. as president, we are going to make that a priority and we are going to stop those who are infringing upon the human rights
of our fellow americans. >> tucker: it got intense. it does when beto is there. chris cuomo tried to lighten the mood with an announcement about his pronoun preferences. >> my pronouns are she, her, and hers. >> mine too. >> all right. >> tucker: [laughing] his defense is so stupid. kamala harris, well, what do you think? it's just too dumb. and cuomo was just joking. but no one is allowed to joke anymore. cnn made him apologize he did. i said not have said that. i am an ally of the lbgtq community and i am committed to helping us achieve equality." oh, please.
christopher. what wasn't a joke was elizabeth warren's promise to spend taxpayer money to give convicted criminals free sex changes, for real. >> in the 2012 campaign for senate you criticized a judge's ruling for transition surgery for a transgender inmate. you said i don't think it's a good use of taxpayer dollars. dodo you regret that? >> yes, i think it was a bad answer. i believe that everyone is entitled to medical care and medical care that they need. that includes people who are transgender, it's time for them to have gender affirming surgery. >> tucker: and time for you to pay for it whether you want to or not. joe biden has his habit got bizarre and went off on a digression about bath houses. see if you can figure this out. >> remember 20 years ago we
talked about this in san francisco. it was all about, gay bath houses. it's about around-the-clock sex. come on, man! gay couples are more likely to stay together longer than m heterosexual couples. >> tucker: all about around the clock sex, says joe biden. the people on stage weren't the only one supplying weird moments. the audience chipped in to help. >> i want to take a moment before i ask my question to validate the pain of our transgender siblings that demonstrated earlier and spoke up today. [applause] >> let me tell you something. black trans women are being killed. cnn, you have erased black trans women for the last time. black trans women are dying. our lives matter. i am an extraordinary black trans woman and i deserve to be
here. >> tucker: cnn has erased black trans women for the last time. pretty intense. we could show you the whole thing. it would take a long time. you should look it up and assess for yourself. definitely worth it. rob smith is a spokesman and joins us tonight. rob, just to -- i mean, come on. [laughing] liberals are running it. nobody can say no. wait in line. we will give you a mic. a it's out of control. this specific policy points, beto o'rourke says if you don't agree with his views, he will take away your tax exemption. that would mean basically every mosque in america and churches and synagogues would lose their tax exemption. i mean, really? >> look, the first thing i have to say as a gay man watching that event, that lbgtq
alphabet soup i was mortified. that represents a tiny sliver of gay america. it doesn't represent most of us. >> tucker: totally agree. normal people know that. exactly. what is infuriating is pretending this represents everybody. >> it doesn't. it's one-third of 1% of that population. the sad thing and the scary thing to me is i have a lot of conservative followers. some people feel so uncomfortable by what they saw and think that's alle of us. no, that is not. when it comes to beto, the tax exempt status of churches. i am a gay man. and i love my husband. if we can't have a church that
would perform our marriage, we would just find another church. i don't need the government to enforce that will on people. that's what we saw last night. a lot of government intervention. if it's weaponizing misgendering, somebody not using the correct pronouns. that spineless apology that chris cuomo had to make on twitter. it's completely insane. >> tucker: it is. you should be allowed to tell a joke. solemn -- it's crazy how angry people get in the face of humor which tells you a lot. >> it does. has to tell us her pronouns. i'm not attacking anybody. it's totally sincere. was that of question someone asked? kamala harris,le are you male or female? it's bizarre. >> tucker, the thing going on
with the left right now is the weaponization of language. controlling people's language. if kamala harris had not stated her pronouns, somebody would have called her out for it. as a gay conservative, i accepted the fact i have to be mean dad and tell all of the lbgtq alphabet soup you can't have your toys and can't have ice c cream for dinner. some things last night in that town hall were insane. i am a gay veteran. i served two tours in the middle east. i protested against don't ask, don't tell. this is not what i fought for. i didn't advocate for the alphabet soup agenda. and it troubles me. it's very mortifying. there are so many spineless gays and lesbians on the left that won't speak out about this. they won't speak out about taxpayer funded gender reassignment surgery or transitioning children.
they will not speak out about these things and it really pains me because it's very important. >> tucker: people are terrified. the aggression level is so high. the ruthlessness. people think it's not worth it to say anything. most americans are not angry. they don't want to attack anybody. n but they feel like they can't push back or they will be fired. >> yes, they feel like they can't engage in a conversation. >> tucker: that's exactly right. >> they can't push back. it's sad. i will push back. >> tucker: good for you. thank you very much for that. cnn central command had a new phrase for everyone on the network to repeat endlessly. it's required. they are telling us, brace yourself, that the ukraine story is a constitutional crisis. >> under way right now america in the middle of a
constitutional crisis. >> it's a constitutional crisis in the making. >> you have been hesitant to say that president trump and his actions meant we were in a constitutional crisis.de you have changed your tune. are we in a constitutional crisis? >> we're in a constitutional crisis. >> the president goes to war with democrats over his impeachment. >> constitutional crisis is swirling again. >> we are nearing that crisis. >> this is probably a constitutional crisis. putting the nation on the brink of a constitutional crisis. >> we are now in a partisan brawl that could lead to a constitutional crisis. >> is that why we are on the cusp of a constitutional crisis? because they're not enoughl pushback? >> i think they are happy to have a constitutional crisis. >> tucker: joe concha is a radio host, joins us. when jeff stocker says on the
conference call, use the phrase constitutional crisis, doesn't mean that everybody has to use the exact phrase, does it?nk >> you wouldn't think so. ofe all of the people you showed in that montage, ask yourself this: how many are legal or constitutional scholars or could define a constitutional crisis? more importantly, explain to people at home how it affects their lives on a daily basis. i am thinking it's zero. sorry about that. i have a mic problem. >> tucker: these are the same people that think the 1st and 2nd amendments are not in the constitution but late term abortion is. [laughs] they are lecturing us about the constitution. it'ss. in crisis. oh, there, is the president walking in. joe, is this effective? what is the point if you are running a cable news channel of having all your anchors use the
exact same phrase? >> this happened once in may. 386 times, abc and cbs and cnn and msnbc in 3 days said this term. look, when you have a media in washington and new york, and inh manhattan, donald trump got 10% of the vote. in washington, d.c. he got 4% of the vote. you're going to have a conformity, a hive mentality of saying the same things over and over again like the walls are closing in, the beginning of the end.te noose is tightening. watershed moment. we hear the cliches over and over. the term racist in july was said 4100 times on cnn and msnbc alone.d that's 600 times a day. when you say the same thing over and over again, i think it loses its impact. >> tucker: since we have a clear
example from 2016 you won't beat trump by calling him names. it didn't work the first time. why do they think it will work again? >> because i think it's lazy and it's cheap and easy to do: instead of actual research. the town hall last night. lbgtq. before that, we saw two climate change town halls. can we do town halls on health insurance? a big issue. or maybe on the opioid crisis. that takes research of it takes more than name-calling. talklk about the things that people in thedl middle of the country in places that matter -- ohio, pennsylvania, michigan, north carolina, florida, where elections are decided and they c care about these issues and the rest of the country. instead, name-calling is easy because it gets the headlines.
>> tucker: it's shallow college student identity politics nonsense. we will go to the president of the united states. joe concha, thanks for joining us. we will turn it over to the commander-in-chief from lake charles, louisiana. here's president trump. [cheers and applause] >> usa, usa, usa! usa, usa, usa! >> president trump: i just want to thank the people of louisiana. you have been so great. right from the beginning. i am thrilled to be back with thousands of loyal rock ribbed american patriots. that's what you are. that's what we are.e you work hard, pay your taxes and raise your children and follow our laws and respect the
police. you defend our values. and you stand strong for god, family, and country. [cheers and applause] tomorrow you will head to the polls and you will vote to replace a liberal democrat who sold you out. john bell edwards. a great new republican governor. this saturday you also not a bad football game coming up, right? not a bad one. i guess they are both unbeaten. i was watching. your quarterback doesn't look too bad. does he, huh? boom, boom, boom. it's a great game. lsu and florida. so here's what you do. [cheers and applause] it's so important.
i want you to enjoy the game. but i don't really want you to enjoy the game if you don't vote first. do you know why? because you will be sitting there watching some incredible football and you will feel guilty. it will ruin your entire afternoon. go out and vote and then go and enjoy the game the way it should be enjoyed. [cheers and applause] as you have seen under republican leadership, america is stronger than ever. that's what's happened. we have created 6 million new jobs and opened 10,000 new factories since my election. the united states has the hottest economy on earth. you know these prime ministers and presidents and kings and queens and i hate to say it sometimes dictators, we take
them as they always start off, sir, congratulations on the great job you have done with the economy. [cheers and applause] you have is the hottest numbers, hottest economy in the world. we have the number 1 economy anywhere in the world. had our opponents gotten elected you would be right now be the number 2 economy to china. we are now so far ahead.in it will never happen. we ended the war on american energy and with your help here, the united states is the number
one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere on the planet. [cheers and applause] how about these democrats that want to get rid of oil? they want to get rid of natural gas. they want to go to wind. darling, i can't watch the show tonight. the wind stopping blowing. i can't watch lsu and florida. there is no wind today. i am angry at john bell edwards. he hasn't done the job. we are securing our borders. taking care of our great veterans. and restoring the unrivaled might of the u.s. military like never before. [cheers and applause and by the way, i want to introduce two great senators.
great congressmen. we approved something called veterans choice. the veterans now can go see a doctor outside of the va if they have to wait for two weeks or three weeks or three days. they can go and they can see a doctor. we pay the bill. they get better. people were waiting for 6, 7 weeks. our veterans, we are taking care of our veterans. did you notice that with the veterans? a lot of veterans here. you notice, it used to be all the time -- every time. where is a veteran? right there. how are you, sir? he looks like a veteran too. i won't mess with him. great.es thank you very much. you notice we don't see the bad stories about the veterans. now the fake news will go out. all over the united states.
>> [booing] >> president trump: nbc is one of the worst of the world. they will look for a veteran. they will find a veteran that's not 100% happy and they're going to make him a star. you notice, for a year and a half, we've been in great shape. right? they don't talk about the veterans. [crowd noise] get him out. wow! you know what? your police work fast! they work fast. [cheers and applause. they work fast! they don't mess around in louisiana, do they? out! that was beautiful. i love to see it.
our police are great. law enforcement is great. doing an incredible job. but all of our nation's gains are put at risk by a rage filled democrat party that has gone completely insane. for nearly 3 years, democrats have waged a non-stop battle tod overturn your vote, overrule your voice, override your values, andte overthrow the results of the most spectacular election in the history of our country, 2016. [cheers and applause] your senators and your congressmen and frankly the real senators and the real congressmen and women of this country are not standing for it. the good people of louisiana will never, ever stand for it. it's a hoax. it's a hoax.
the democrats are fighting to restore the wretched political class that threw open our nation's borders. shipped away our jobs. sacrificed our wealth and surrendered our sovereignty and plundered our cities with drugs and crime and bogged us down this one foreign war after another. the endless wars have to stop. have to stop. we are directly taking on the t unholy alliance of corrupt democrat politicians. deep state bureaucrats and the fake news media. there they are right there. >> [booing] >> president trump: you know, it's really funny.
i see all of those red lights. that means you are live, right? as soon as i start talking about the fake news, i see those lights go off so fast. but then they come back on. you know why they come back on? because last night, by far, all over cable and all over the place, the highest rated show was what we did in minnesota, a state that we are going to win. d [cheers and applause] that's why they come back on. because they have no choice. they may hate trump, but they want to get those ratings. hey, what will happen in 12, maybe 16 years, when i am no longer president? see, i am driving them crazy. their ratings are going to tank. i actually think they will g endorse me. because if they don't, can you imagine having pocahontas as your president? >> [booing]
>> president trump: now the real pocahontas we wouldn't have minded but the fake pocahontas, you can have. how about sleepy joe? his son who knows nothing about energy, unlike the people in this room, he flies into the ukraine. he flies into ukraine. we walks out with $168,000 a month. $3 million, he doesn't know what a gasoline tank looks like. [laughter] and they are paying him hundreds of thousands of a month. then he flies into china and takes out $1.5-billion. i got to tell you. i just made a great china deal
today for energy, for the farmers. [cheers and applause] for the banks. for so many, you know, technology -- phase 1 is our big phase. the biggest problem, it will be 40 to $50 billion. i don't think our farmers can produce that much. i said that's okay. my people said can we make it 20? no, make it 50! our farmers will buy more land and they'll buy bigger tractors. right? no, they actually said, i want my farmers. i love my farmers. i want them to come back to me. sir, we can't produce. sir, we can't produce. that's too much. we can't produce that much wheat and corn and all of the stuff.
i have china to order a lot. it's true. no, it's true. so, china in their record year -- of course they will catch it, he was $2 off. he gets a pinnochio. but adam schiff got 4 pinocchios. making up what i said in a phone call. shifty schiff. their biggest year was $16 billion. that's a lot. 16 billion. that's a lot of corn. 16 billion was their biggest year. they're going to buy not 16, not 20, not 30, not 40. they are going to buy between 40 and $50 billion worth of agricultural crops. my people said to me, sir, they can't do it. they can't produce that much. i said you know what? it's true. my people wanted to stop at 20. i said i am not stopping at 20.
i want them to come back and say, sir, we can't do it. because i love my farmers.e but they will be out there busy. they will be going. there will be more tractors sold. they will be bigger and better and more powerful. they will be made by american companies like john deere. caterpillar. so for your senators and congressmen here, that was one hell of a deal. this is phase 1. phase 1. you have to see these. they are happy to do it. they are happy to do it. we had a great relationship. so let me get back to biden. right? remember?. where's hunter? last night i said where is hunter?nt it became the hottest thing in the whole country. i just said, by the way, where is hunter? he walked out of china.
walks out with $1.5-billion i said you know, those are not the same guys i have beenn dealing with from china for the last year and a half. those guys don't give you $1.5-billion and you know nothing. it's the not same chinese people. i want to meet those people. instead of $50 billion. it would be $500 billion worth of corn. so it's a crooked deal. the fake news is always covering up for joe biden. right? the fake news. they go, "while the claim is unsubstantiated." with me, any claim is okay. with them, the claim is totally unsubstantiated. but it is not. he took out a fortune out of ukraine and knew nothing and took out a fortune out of china.
how tough is china? i called one of the biggest people on wall street, a friend of mine. big, powerful guy. does this stuff. i said let me ask you one question. what are the chances of doing that? he said zero. you are the biggest on wall street, steve. steve, you are the biggest. what are the chances can you do that? he said even the big ones can't do that. but for a guy to walk in off the street with no experience and a bad track record. just got thrown out of the navy and walks away with 1.5-billion dollars and these crooked people say this is unsubstantiated. can you imagine, john kennedy. can you imagine, if don jr. or if eric trump or our beautiful ivanka, she works so hard.
can you imagine if they walked out with 1.5-billion dollars? they wouldn't say totally unsubstantiated. they would be saying "where is the nearest cell? this is a horrible thing." so it's a disgrace what's going on. so it's a whole big fat disgrace. it's very unfair to republicans, but we are here and they are not. [cheers and applause] the democrats and the media, they are partners. they are partners, okay? the word manufacturer has never been used before for this but we are talking about the southern border. we are talking about a manufactured crisis. they said it was not a crisis, that it was manufactured.ui
when you had caravans, we stopped it in the wall is being built like you've never seen before. [cheers and applause] but remember, a few months ago, "in a manufactured crisis," abc, nbc, in a manufactured crisis, abc, again manufactured. cnn, crooked as hell. in a manufactured crisis. manufactured. then you go to cbs. ladies and gentlemen, in a manufactured crisis. a word that was never used and yet every single network used it because you know what? it's collusion. it's collusion. [cheers and applause] that's the real collusion. with us, there was no collusion. that's the real collusion right there. they colluded and they conspired to sabotage our incredible movement and wanted to deceive the american voter and hurt the american voter.
we had an election in the history of our country that has never been a greater victory than the victory we had in 2016. we're going to have a bigger one in 2020. [cheers and applause] they have been trying to stop us for more than 3 years with a lot of crap. you know the first time i heard about russia, they said, sir, do you know anything about russia? no. have you colluded with russia? and i laughed. i thought they were kidding. weeks would go by and i would hear somebody else come up. sir, do you know anything about russia? no. i know where it is. i don't deal with it. i sold a house to a guy about 12 years ago. he was from russia. that's a long time ago. i don't know. they come up again, sir,
this russia keeps coming up. do you know anything about it? this is the witch hunt. this is the insurance policy. this was the insurance policy. remember from the two lovers. if she doesn't win, we have an insurance policy. these people are corrupt. these people are disgusting.t. the two lovers. they put it on the fbi server. so their spouses wouldn't find out. because they didn't want to put it on their private. that didn't work out too welll for peter strzok and lisa page. did it? lisa, i love you. i love you, lisa. i love you so much, i can't see straight. lisa, she's going to win 100 million to nothing but just in case, lisa, my darling. i love you. just in case she doesn't win,
we've got an insurance policy. essentially saying we are going to take him out. these are corrupt people, folks. and then she said, peter, i love you so much. you are so great, peter. i don't think she loves him too much anymore. do you? i don't think she loves him. s i hear the word is not too good. the word is she is not in love anymore. we have been living through this so-called insurance policy because they know we are putting a stop to their pillaging and their plundering and their hoaxes. [cheers and applause] the radical democrat policies are crazy. their politicians are corrupt and their candidates are terrible. they know they can't win on election day, so they're pursuing an illegal, invalid and unconstitutional impeachment.
[cheers and applause] t 's >> tucker: that's it for this hour. have a good weekend. we are back monday. see you then. >> they are scammers and a con artist, perpetrating hoaxes and witch hunts. a man like jarrett, great guy. he wrote a book, and it tells you the whole story. a best seller book. great guy, so many. i tell you. so many. he's not a lawyer, but he's
better than the lawyers called street-smart. so many greatse people. john solomon should get the pulitzer prize. how about these fraudulent writers at "the new york times"? >> sean: welcome to "hannity." the president just said b.s. impeachment. my monologue after, we willll go back to the rally. >> pulitzer prize, talking about trump and russia, but they were all wrong. the people that were right, like sean hannity, rush limbaugh. laura ingraham and tucker carlson. judge jeanine and jesse watters. and frankly, the best show by far in